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event. there are s.p. so many students from carr michael school. and the partners are here giveng back to the community. we have some volunteers and, of course, many city employees. today, we're going to giving back to san francisco and undertaking a project cleaning our buses and to get started i wanted to introduce our mayor a man who has made growing jobs and revitalizing our neighbors the cornerstone of our neighborhood. he was what the director of pblgs and he knows what this that means inform the city and county of san francisco. he lead many of the programs but
the latter is the giant sweep how many know about that. last year the giants one the world series and the way they won it was through tomato te teamwo teamwork. with your help we're going making san francisco being the cleanest and greatest city in the world. let me introduce our mayor, may i mayor ed lee. thank you mohammed pardon me morning lou sell and sweep i didn't you how you doing (laughter) well everybody thank you for being here at the civic center it's cool to be squad car. that he betsy ca mistake thank you forecoming out.
many of you will have a chance to work with us main you'll get a job at the square. well, i want to thank mohammed for the giant sweep we want this and as of today 20 thousand youth in our san francisco city as signed the pledge to keep our neighborhoods clean and beautiful. hobby that? 20 thours thousand. i love the fact that our new neighborhood company square it was about to move in and i want to thank jack dorsey as a leader here to connect up with the employees of square because we have some 17 projects in addition to a cleaning the streets and take care of our trees there's feeding seniors
and there's a bunch of things we want to do and in the where a lot of our employees are going their helping us fulfill the values of what san francisco is all about this is what it means to live and work here in san francisco. and so joining our giant sweep and being a part of the values of the city and then there's another agency that's kind of could led with the san francisco public works and donates our muni. east rick reiskin is here with a lot of assets our new buses and trollies and kids when you get to ride many of you will ride for free and we want everybody to grow and respect this aspect. so seeing folks telling them
it's not cool 80 to graffiti the buses and, save all that money and grow our system to make sure that all of the assets keep growing and we don't have to spend a lot of time removing graffiti from our buses and stuff. from the divorce being cool and square to argue kids at carr mistake to all of the agencies working together thank you very much for making giant sweep a success in the city of san francisco. thank you very much for being here. >> all right. another big hand for our mayor (clapping). >> so open on behalf of the department of public works and all the workers who do this 7
dazed a week twenty-four hours they do their best to keep the city clean but today, i'm tow salute all the folks. today, the department alone and all the departments collectively are going to help and a big thank you to you, please hear from our ceo jack dorsey. (clapping) >> we have over 5 hundred squares here today. raise our hands. right here and let's imperative a big thanks to the department of public works and the mayor. (clapping). on monday we move right under you can see our building and what's the name of this
building? fox plaza right there. we're super excited to move. one of the things we started around fifth and midgets was a program called sf clean streets. we started in february every friday for thirty minutes we pick up trash or whatever we found in the street and adopted to the city and we've pickup over 35 hundred pounds of trash. that movement has inspired this day of service but he want this to be going on. we will be continuing in our neighborhoods to make sure our neighborhoods are clean and
responsible to others. so that's what day is about we have 17 projects we love this work and with that back to you >> thank you another big hand for jack (clapping) our city 70 san francisco is made up of many neighborhoods and today, we're in district 6 supervisor jane kim is the supervisor of the district and supervisor kim is very supportive and she is very thankful for today's event. please welcome supervisor jane kim (clapping). >> i was like to say that the department had of dwp is really
we depended upon them and i caly and before it was ed lee and when ed lee was out here personally cleaning the streets earlier in the morning i was a community orientationer and we used to do our own clean up of the neighborhood with the high school students and ed lee then department head used to come to chinatown to inclusive deliver the dust bags and stuff. it's really great to welcome you all out here. i want to say it's important we all participate in making our city as beautiful as possible whether it's the spreadsheets
students at the carr michael the only school that serves our children through 8th grade. i think it's also important we're not all out here once a year. which when is so amazing if you're regularly out here cleaning the city this isn't just one day our regulating helping to clean our city and i want to say thank you. so let's get out there and clean our neighborhoods >> all right. one more speaker when the mayor launched the giant sweep program he didn't want it to just be dwp or the carr mistake students one
area we need to do a lot of work on is the transit system particularly our buses. there are people who get on the buzz sz they trash our buses and tag them. so the giant sweep has reached $0.84 it out to the transportation department. please welcome mr. reiskin >> as the other former public works director i thank you for being here. particularly the young people. it was nine hundred years ago that the people of san francisco figured that public transportation was very important we were the first transit foundation in the united
states but as a puny transit system once that was called the people's railway it's really part of the public realm like our public buildings and our trains and our buzz stops we should think of them in the same way pare the leaders here have about a great partner but this gentleman was saying can you incidental someone walking into city hall and starting to puck put a sticker on the doors we won't tolerate that we should have the same obsolesce for our trains and other assets. as the mayor said we want everything to look good and save and ordinarily. but the mayor and i had an
opportunity probably a year ago now to invest the square and i was impressed besides you having beer in the refrigerator it's a time and this may have changed but jack was telling us something like 95 percent of the square people lives in the city whether you're still at 95 or not a lot of you are riding our bikes in the city and we would like to take some of the million dollars that we're spending that dwp is spending to try to clean up our system we'd rather direct that money to buying now a buses and believe new bike lanes. you kids all live in the city
it's about taking pride in the city. i could say we're spending million dollars dollars cleaning up after other folks but the muni of the city is exactly what is happening today you coming out and being willing to compete see who can get the buses clean. and mohammed thank you for inviting muni and the sfmta into the giant sweep. we welcome the square we're right across the street from you and glad to have you in the neighborhood and glad to have the bicycle safety around carr michael school at the great urging of supervisor kim.
i look forward to seeing the shiny new buses arrest all right. are we ready to go to work. yeah. >> while you're out there working please number one priority work safely. if you see items that you are doufbl of talk to a supervisor. most of them will be around in a vest. places, dates, and times please don't touch things our doufbl which. it's a little bit hot today so drink a little bit of water and a at the end of the day we'll all come back and enjoy the great work payroll thank you union square and everyone and let's have
we are featuring the romantic park location in your backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in santa and cisco with someone special. -- san francisco with someone special. our first look out is here at buena vista park, a favorite with couples and dog walkers. both have a significant force. a refreshing retreat from urban life. the romantic past that meander up and down the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions.
is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries.
for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of the city will not forget. it has a beautiful red rock formations. you could watch the sunrise over the bay. this is another one of our great lookouts. we are at mount davidson. 928 feet.
this is the place for you to bring someone special. to not forget that dogs and enjoy all of the pathways and greenery that surrounds you. it provides a peaceful oasis of open space and great hiking trails. the spectacular view offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset with someone you love. >> it is a good place to get away from the hectic life of the city. come up here and listen to nature, i get some fresh air. that view is fantastic. >> where sturdy shoes. hikers get the feeling of being in a rain forest. mount davidson is also a great place to escape the noise and the bustle of the city. take the 36 bus and it will drop you at the entrance.
it is quite a hike to the top but the view is worth every step. this is the place to bring that someone special. golden gate park's largest body of water is an enchanting place. is a popular spot for paddling around in boats, which can be rented. created in 1893, it was designed for these your boating -- for leisure boating. it is named for the wild strawberries that once flourished. there is also a waterfall, two bridges, and trails the climb to
the summit, the highest point at more than four hundred feet. you can catch glimpses of the western side of the city that make this hilltop a romantic look out. for public transit, i take the n train. the lad the ad -- lake is ada accessible. watch many ducks, swans, and siegel's. -- seagulls. it is a great place to stroll and sail away. many couples come here to take a ride around a lake, going under the bridges, passing the chinese pavilion and the waterfall. for a quiet getaway, making for a memorable and magical experience.
located on 19th avenue, this growth is the place to where you're hiking boots, bring the family and the dog because it has so much to offer you and your loved ones. it is a truly hidden gem in the city. the park is rich with eucalyptus trees. long paths allow you to meander, perfect for a dog walking in a wooded environment. >> i enjoy the history. the diversity of nature that exists in such an urban city, concrete streets, cars, we have this oasis of the natural environment. it reminds us of what the history was. >> there is a section for dogs and plenty of parking. transit is available on the 28
bus to get you very easily. the part is ada -- park is ada accessible. it is also a natural lake. this is your chance to stroll around the lake and let the kids run free. it also has many birds to watch. it is a place to find and appreciate what you -- a wonderful breath of fresh air. come and experience in this park and enjoy the people, picnics, and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take a stroll with your loved ones. in the middle of pacific heights, on top of these hills, it offers a great square, a peaceful beauty, large trees and
grass and greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football and picnics. it is very much a couple's park. there are many activities you can experience together. stroll on the pathways, bring your dog, or just picnic at one of the many tables and enjoy all that it has to offer together. many couples find this is a perfect park to throw down a blanket and soak up the sun. it is a majestic place that you can share with someone you chairs. lafayette park is also easily accessed from the 47, 49, and 90 buses. it is ada accessible.
we are here at the historic palace of fine art in the marina district. originally built for the 1950's exposition, the palace is situated on san francisco's number waterfront. it is ada accessible and is reached by the 28, 30, and 91 bus lines. set against the reflecting waters of the lagoon and eucalyptus trees, the palace is one of san francisco post most -- san francisco's most romantic spots to relax with that special someone while listening to the water and gazing at the swans. a beautiful to view from many locations along the mattoon, an
ideal place to -- all -- lagoon, an ideal place to walk with a loved one. reservations for weddings are available at sfrecpark.org. discarding contains plants referred to by william shakespeare's plays and poems. welcome to the shakespeare garden here in the famous golden gate park. located near the museum and the california academy of sciences, the garden was designed by the california spring blossom and wildfilower association. here is a truly enchanting and tranquil garden along a path behind a charming gate.
this garden is the spot to woo your date. stroll around and appreciate its unique setting. the gorgeous brick walkway and a brick wall, the stone benches, the rustic sundial. chaired the part -- share the bard's word hundred famous verses from a shakespearean plays. this is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, and enjoy the sunshine, and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare and floats you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. take a bus and have no parking worries. shakespeares' garden is ada accessible.
located at the bottom of this hill, it is a secret garden with an infinite in captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, it makes the top of our list for most intimate pyknic setting. avoid all taurus cars and hassles by taking a cable car. or the 30, 45, or 91 bus. the garden was designed by thomas church in 1957. grow old with me, the best is yet to be is inscribed on a sundial. it is anchored by twin white gazebos and flowers that bloom
year-round. this is the place to tell someone special or the place to declare the commitment you two share. weddings and the event reservations are available for this adorable hidden gem. we know there are many other romantic parks in san francisco. we hope you have enjoyed this torre of lookouts, picnics, and strolls that are available every day. until next time, do not forget to get out and play. for more information about reserving one of these romantic locations or any other location, call 831-5500. this number is best for special events, weddings, picnics, and the county fair buildings. or for any athletic field, call 831-5510. you can write us at --